FACTBOX-Security developments in Afghanistan, Nov 1

Nov 1 (Reuters) - Following are security developments in Afghanistan at 1230 GMT on Monday.

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* GHAZNI - A large number of insurgents attacked and seized Khogyani district of Ghazni province, southwest of Kabul, on Sunday night, officials said.

The militants set fire to the district centre and inflicted police casualties but there were no immediate details on numbers. The Interior Ministry said Afghan police later regained control of the district and that the provincial police chief had travelled to the area to investigate the attack.

* HELMAND - Afghan and foreign troops from the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) killed more than 15 insurgents during a clearing operation over the weekend in Reg district of southern Helmand province, ISAF said.

* KANDAHAR - Two female Afghan aid workers were killed in Helmand province, a spokesman for the provincial governor said. The pair, who ran a jam production project for women, had been missing for two days. Their bullet-riddled bodies were spotted on Sunday in Marjah district, spokesman Dawood Ahmadi said.

(Compiled by Kabul Bureau; Editing by Paul Tait)


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